KitUp RSS Feed - KitUp RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:30:23 +0000 Feed Informer Female Marines Get Deadline to Wear New Dress Blues Coats RSS Feed urn:uuid:5adb0cd2-55e6-95b7-9c33-9032b80a1afe Thu, 18 Oct 2018 19:21:29 +0000 Female Marines have been issued a deadline for phasing out the open-collared dress coat they've worn for decades. Naval Academy Embraces the Goat in New Mascot-Inspired Uniform RSS Feed urn:uuid:411cc129-9eed-11b7-8eef-a000a9ddc857 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:38:12 +0000 The Navy Midshipmen are banking on the Army Black Knights' fear of the goat. Army, Marines to Buy Thousands of New Binocular-Style Night-Vision Goggles RSS Feed urn:uuid:0750966c-11ab-a8ab-a84b-13fc57027da3 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:01:38 +0000 The Army plans to start equipping its first close-combat unit with new binocular-style night-vision devices in 2019. Army Eyes Narrower Body Armor to Shave Off Weight RSS Feed urn:uuid:14efdd32-71ed-151f-373f-9c1016287c86 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 23:01:53 +0000 Army officials want to make soldiers' body armor up to 30 percent lighter. Army Chief Offers New Details on 6.8mm Next-Gen Squad Weapons RSS Feed urn:uuid:96212eee-7301-666f-8b28-63fabff5d51a Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:56:33 +0000 "It will fire at speeds that far exceed the velocity of bullets today and penetrate any existing or known ... body armor." Army Wants a Lightweight Ghillie Suit for Snipers RSS Feed urn:uuid:07cfb7df-877a-959f-430e-8262caef4de1 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 20:42:03 +0000 U.S. Army uniform officials are working to replace the current Flame Resistant Ghillie System, or FRGS. Defense Department Looking at Vision Enhancement for Combat Troops RSS Feed urn:uuid:e6802d04-4f4e-76dd-72a0-86a0f94c668b Wed, 03 Oct 2018 13:53:55 +0000 The Pentagon wants a new style of sophisticated protective eyewear that features adjustable vision enhancement. Marines Could Soon Opt for Lighter Body Armor on Some Missions RSS Feed urn:uuid:665b8c8a-7ee1-db56-c2fc-83a132fc3573 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 18:02:45 +0000 Commanders could soon give Marines the OK to wear body armor that weighs up to 40 percent less than their current plates. New Combat Skis: Marine Corps Picks a Manufacturer RSS Feed urn:uuid:c15fe431-6054-7858-18a0-5a510d3475be Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:01:41 +0000 Marines will also be able to use the skis as a frame for a "winter medevac stretcher," a solicitation states. Army in the Market for a New Infantry Squad Vehicle RSS Feed urn:uuid:4e2301b5-9dc5-8ea0-5a9b-46cd3722f855 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:34:25 +0000 The U.S. Army wants to know which firms can produce an Infantry Squad Vehicle that can be carried into battle by a helicopter. Marines Award $62M Contract for Lighter, Stronger Plate Carriers RSS Feed urn:uuid:a7bd486e-8b6c-921e-b6c5-c0861c62353f Thu, 27 Sep 2018 15:20:22 +0000 The new lightweight body armor system offers better mobility with improved fits. The Marine Corps' Next Cold-Weather Garments Will Be Flame-Resistant RSS Feed urn:uuid:9554e88c-462b-da0b-c476-7fe8cc4c2575 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 19:32:37 +0000 The Marine Corps wants flame-resistant gear for Marines serving in cold climates as more troops deploy to the Arctic. New High-Tech Material Could Shave 8 Pounds from a Marine Grunt's Load RSS Feed urn:uuid:d4c49429-c9c9-0a48-bbcf-e9390d0478d0 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:37:42 +0000 A new material from the service rifle sling maker could cut several pounds from the weight Marines carry on their backs. Could This Non-Lethal Round Replace Tasers for Marines? RSS Feed urn:uuid:310401e9-79d8-fb8b-3151-00dd09b384c3 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:07:44 +0000 The munition is intended to be a small-caliber, non-lethal round that can be fired from current conventional small arms. Air Force OCP Uniform Rollout Just Days Away RSS Feed urn:uuid:ed5a8e29-424b-2ee9-dd44-be512f761352 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:28:53 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is on track to begin distributing its new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform beginning Oct. 1. Army Finds Fix for Dangerous Glitch in M4 and M4A1 Service Rifles RSS Feed urn:uuid:50adc4c4-a96a-4491-5002-1aad11cd892b Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:22:22 +0000 Army officials have figured out the cause and found a fix for a glitch in the selector switch of M4 and M4A1 carbines. Air Force Collecting Feedback to Design Better-Fitting Flight Suits RSS Feed urn:uuid:a9b1c054-98a7-d5cf-f743-ad32e0e20164 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:55:47 +0000 Airmen of all sizes are likely to see improved flight suits as the USAF gathers feedback from leaders and service members. Close Combat Task Force Prioritizes Virtual Training over New Weapons RSS Feed urn:uuid:11bcde88-dea7-51b1-22d2-42fabf16c6a5 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:38:39 +0000 Leaders realize the services will have to rely on video-game technology to meet their training needs. Army Contract for New Humvee Ambulances Could Be Worth $800 Million RSS Feed urn:uuid:55385f3e-4508-b214-41b3-0ddc37586d0a Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:26:43 +0000 The U.S. Army recently awarded AM General LLC a contract worth up to $800 million to build thousands of Humvee ambulances. Army Wants 120mm Mortar Systems That Can Fire Out to 12 Miles RSS Feed urn:uuid:ae9224b2-0c53-e08d-8563-afb700a6e6a3 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 19:31:57 +0000 The U.S. Army wants to replace its current mounted and towed 120mm mortars with new systems that will shoot farther. Pregnant Airmen Asked to Join New Uniform Wear Test at Wright-Patterson RSS Feed urn:uuid:8f07fd1f-f5c4-e22b-7249-d4e04a22ad94 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:53:43 +0000 Pregnant airmen at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are being asked for feedback on the new maternity service dress shirt. Marines Want New Headset That Will Amp Up Battlefield Sounds RSS Feed urn:uuid:0671fb97-4902-d1b9-bf84-201357f3be3b Fri, 07 Sep 2018 21:56:17 +0000 Marine Corps Systems Command is looking to begin purchasing hearing enhancement devices as early as Fiscal Year 2020. Army Wants a Portable Seawater Purifier for Troops RSS Feed urn:uuid:92715b71-acbb-d294-295e-ac5378d90d28 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:29:48 +0000 U.S. Army equipment officials are asking the commercial market to gin up a new, soldier-carried water purifier. Army Eyes Device That Can Launch, Recover Drones from a Moving Vehicle RSS Feed urn:uuid:dcb8bc6b-ff52-9001-b7c3-f6b20d67294e Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:21:18 +0000 U.S. Army robotics officials got their first look at new tech for launching and recovering UAS from a moving combat vehicle. Afghan Forces Need More Mortar Training, Army Advisers Say RSS Feed urn:uuid:5fff443b-d51a-b24a-4117-04ed96ca0ff8 Wed, 29 Aug 2018 21:04:11 +0000 U.S. Army advisers in Afghanistan have learned they may want to focus more on training Afghan forces. Female Marine Recruits Get Unisex Dress Coat, 5 Years After First Tests Began RSS Feed urn:uuid:07ee4f96-8379-e497-c2f5-ba8703b39713 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:50:01 +0000 About 100 female Marine recruits have been issued a new dress blues coat that looks more like the one men wear. New 'Floating Backpack' Tech Promises to Reduce Fatigue on Humps RSS Feed urn:uuid:243b03f8-614c-61c0-b1f3-58a7cf2f626e Thu, 23 Aug 2018 21:53:58 +0000 Lightning Packs, LLC has created a ground-breaking new pack-frame design that appears to float while being carried. How to Get the Navy's New Female Hair Regs Right, in 5 Photos RSS Feed urn:uuid:e4aec9bb-5c8f-56c9-b3fc-5160e9bc160b Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:18:04 +0000 The Navy approved new hairstyles for female sailors last month, but leaders are still cautioning women to police themselves. Army Evaluating New Airborne Kit to Save Towed Paratroopers RSS Feed urn:uuid:55e45e46-3678-4836-6556-aea05716f9d8 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:07:54 +0000 U.S. Army experts are testing a new emergency parachute system that can be used when a paratrooper becomes a towed jumper. Army's New Machine-Gun Optic Program on Hold RSS Feed urn:uuid:7ab9d05d-2d70-3472-5522-9a73c2f76c13 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:31:34 +0000 The U.S. Army's search for a new optic for its medium and heavy machine guns has been delayed. Marines Want Lighter Armor Plates to Help Infantry Move Faster RSS Feed urn:uuid:2cb7192d-d49c-9d69-b45f-177625422a12 Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:13:17 +0000 The Marine Corps is asking defense firms to submit ideas for a new, lightweight body armor plate that can withstand two hits. Sig Gets $48 Million Pentagon Contract for Continuous Rifle Suppression RSS Feed urn:uuid:ada1e3d6-c692-1762-f869-6ff7f684f631 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 21:45:49 +0000 A DoD project to optimize the M4A1s used by U.S. Special Operations Command for continuous suppressed use is moving forward. Army Taps ADS to Deliver Holster for New Service Pistol RSS Feed urn:uuid:32e4e822-c02d-b8ef-2f5b-20413f9a7b3f Mon, 06 Aug 2018 22:35:03 +0000 The Army has awarded a $49 million contract to supply the base-model holsters for the service's new Modular Handgun System. Exclusive Taste Test: Like Revenge, MRE Pizza Is a Dish Best Served Cold RSS Feed urn:uuid:a315b4a5-3eef-9db3-2184-cf1eeb1615e6 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:45:50 +0000 got the chance to get our hands on -- and taste -- the U.S. military's new MRE pepperoni pizza entrée. Air Force OKs Breastfeeding T-Shirt for New Moms RSS Feed urn:uuid:72d68634-3923-48c5-7f30-1f69f9b32794 Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:47:37 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has given new mothers approval to wear a special breastfeeding T-shirt under their uniforms. Lawmakers Want to Know if US Troops Are Ready for Arctic Warfare RSS Feed urn:uuid:83878f59-ddf1-55f7-af87-1cb1124c1d9c Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:56:18 +0000 Lawmakers want Mattis to submit a report to Congress on whether the U.S. military service have the equipment and training they need to survive in cold-weather combat. CMMG Unveils Ultra-Compact AR Pistols in FN 5.7mm RSS Feed urn:uuid:5263e68f-73db-62e7-4a07-a5c64ce25738 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:55:02 +0000 CMMG recently unveiled a new line of super-compact AR15 style pistols and short-barreled rifles chambered in FN 5.7x28mm. Army to Test Three Extreme Cold Weather Overboot Prototypes RSS Feed urn:uuid:25d9c9f1-9fce-04e1-b9e6-efacc9ee4e3b Wed, 25 Jul 2018 21:21:07 +0000 The Army selected three companies to make insulated overboot prototypes as replacements for the Extreme Cold Weather Boot. Army Conducts Airborne Drop Tests for Next-Gen Weapon Sight RSS Feed urn:uuid:b6497916-d32f-12cf-118f-38735b888e3c Mon, 23 Jul 2018 21:23:06 +0000 The U.S. Army has successfully completed airborne drop testing of its next-generation, compact thermal weapon sight. Army Guard, Reserve Soldiers Have a New Way to Buy the OCP RSS Feed urn:uuid:ea9a058a-273a-2eb3-f83d-6a43180f9cfa Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:19:44 +0000 Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers are now authorized to buy the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform online. Army 3-Star: Potent New Auto Rifle Just for Close-Combat Troops RSS Feed urn:uuid:0385793d-e29d-7c42-8e73-4368a7a787b4 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:16:32 +0000 The Cold War-era M249 Squad Automatic Weapon could remain in the arsenal for decades to come. Grunts Will Soon See Changes to Expert Infantryman Badge Testing RSS Feed urn:uuid:97e24aba-f826-8c4b-beb7-0775e628b83e Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:20:16 +0000 Army officials are rewriting the requirements infantry soldiers must meet when they test for the Expert Infantryman Badge. Here Are the Rules Behind the Navy's New Female Hair Regs RSS Feed urn:uuid:999677e4-1590-7f55-509c-fd5bd5801956 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:31:02 +0000 Female sailors may begin wearing their hair in ponytails, locks, wider buns and sometimes even below their collars. Army Names Firms Selected to Design Next Gen Squad Auto Rifle RSS Feed urn:uuid:c2a0dcfd-d822-cfec-b526-9d48e190c425 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:29:44 +0000 The U.S. Army named the five gunmakers it selected to build prototypes of the Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle. Navy Announces New PT Uniform, Unisex Jackets, Boots and More RSS Feed urn:uuid:b4df5c8d-3804-5dbd-cf39-4bfd3cc30fba Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:53:43 +0000 Sailors will have access to new physical training uniforms and safety boots this fall, leaders announced Wednesday. Army Taps Six Firms to Design New Auto Rifle Prototypes RSS Feed urn:uuid:3ff77ef5-0609-44b3-9e16-1ed2ff52d57b Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:50:40 +0000 The Army recently six gunmakers a contract to build prototypes for its Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle program. Army Close to Selecting Lights, Holster for New Service Pistol RSS Feed urn:uuid:48514220-3cbb-41fa-483e-ceffb298af2e Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:44:39 +0000 The MHS features an accessory rail that allows soldiers to mount pistol lights and other devices for operating in low-light. New Drone School Trains Young Soldiers to Survive Enemy UAS RSS Feed urn:uuid:cf9adde3-e26a-a9ce-ae7f-751db1f1abe7 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:47:58 +0000 Army instructors at Fort Benning, Georgia recently opened a new drone training school. How Much Did Army Pay For New Service Pistol? Details Remain Murky RSS Feed urn:uuid:c7c0330f-76ba-14de-2998-5436b87b0556 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:36:59 +0000 The Army got a good deal on its new Modular Handgun System, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. SureFire's Newest Light Offers Dual Power Option RSS Feed urn:uuid:6502dcc1-708b-b35e-e5cf-b04a70d8fae6 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:50:37 +0000 SureFire introduced a high-powered tactical light that runs on standard CR123 batteries or a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.